GERMANY OUT In this grab taken from video, police officers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant, near the mall, in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. A manhunt was underway Friday for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, killing and wounding several people, a Munich police spokeswoman said. The city transit system shut down and police asked people to avoid public places. (NONSTOP NEWS via AP)
(The Associated Press)
NEW YORK – Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's Friday may lead mall owners to increase their security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe.
Retail industry experts also said that at this point big iconic brands don't appear to be targeted — it's just that many of them happen to be at public places that are vulnerable to attacks.